2021 Newly Elected OA Induction Candidate

Congratulations!
on being elected into the
Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming Induction Fellowship Weekends to complete your OA Induction and become a member.

OA Member Portal
As soon as possible and with your parents, log into the OA Member Portal to update your contact information and complete all the steps of your pre-Induction Journey before the OA Weekend:
https://portal.oa-bsa.org

Dates & Locations (must attend 1 of these 2 options)
Spring Fellowship Weekend
Date:  6/4/2021 – 6/6/2021 (Friday to Sunday)
Start Time:  Friday – 6:00pm
End Time:  Sunday – 11:00am
Location:  Trexler Scout Reservation  (288 Camp Trexler Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058)
To Register:  Spring Fellowship Weekend Registration
Registration & payment received deadline:  Friday, May 28, 2021

Fall Fellowship Weekend
Date:  9/10/2021 – 9/12/2021 (Friday to Saturday)

Start Time:  Friday – 6:00pm
End Time:  Sunday – 11:00am
Location:  Camp Minsi  (106 Camp Minsi Road, Pocono Summit, PA 18346)
To Register:  Fall Fellowship Weekend Registration
Registration & payment received deadline: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 at 4:00pm

Registration Online
PRE-REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED
– You will not be able to just show up at the weekend without pre-registering and paying

– Click the link above to register
– Registration & payment received deadline date is above

Callout Public Ceremony
– For family members to watch Scouts being called out for selection into the OA at our “public” ceremony
– Scouts do NOT need to attend the callout ceremony in order to complete their Induction at one of our Weekends

– Talk to your Unit Leaders for more details on which OA Callout your unit is participating in:
—– May 1st (Saturday evening) at Trexler Scout Reservation’s Beaver Day
—–
May 15th (Saturday evening) at Camp Minsi’s Beaver Day
—–
During Summer Camp

Pre-Weekend Info Webinar / Q&A for All Parents and Scouts
Thursday, May 20th at 8:00pm (if attending Spring Weekend, or if you don’t know yet)
Thursday, Aug 26th at 8:00pm (if attending Fall Weekend)
– Make sure to attend the induction weekend information webinar / Q&A for parents and scouts
– Zoom link is in the OA Member Portal, on the Ordeal Journey tab and under “Attend Pre-Weekend Info Webinar/Q&A with Parents”
– To receive the Zoom link via email, please ensure that your “Home”(Scout’s) and “Parent” email addresses are correct in the OA Member Portal:
https://portal.oa-bsa.org  (click “Update Your Profile” after you log in)

Check-In Arrival & Departure at the Weekend
Friday – Check-in
– Check-In 6:00-8:00pm  (we close check-in by 8:30pm, any Induction Candidates arriving after 8:30pm must email us for prior-approval and special instructions)
– We highly recommend you arrive at camp before 7:00pm

– There is a “welcome tent” as you enter camp and they will show you to the parking lot and where to go to check in.

Sunday – Pick-up
PARENTS – Please join us at 10:15am for our parents only info session and Q&A about the Order of the Arrow and upcoming events
– Weekend ends at 11:00am.  This is at the conclusion of our Lodge meeting and weekend closing

PARENTS – PLEASE PLAN TO PICK YOUR SCOUT UP AT 11:00am SUNDAY.

Friday Night Weekend Check-In Instructions
Download printable version of the steps for Friday Check-In for:

Spring Fellowship Weekend:
PARENTS:  Friday Check-In Sheet
INDUCTION CANDIDATES:  Friday Check-In Sheet

Fall Fellowship Weekend:
PARENTS:  Friday Check-In Sheet (Not yet available, will be posted closer to the OA Weekend)

INDUCTION CANDIDATES:  Friday Check-In Sheet (Not yet available, will be posted closer to the OA Weekend)

Weekend Schedule
Download printable version of the full weekend schedule:
Spring Fellowship Weekend Induction Candidates Schedule
Fall Fellowship Weekend Induction Candidates Schedule (Not yet available, will be posted closer to the OA Weekend)
NOTE:
– Induction Candidates are not allowed to leave camp until Sunday
– We offer both a Catholic Mass and Interfaith Services Saturday Night

Camp Maps
Spring Fellowship Weekend:  Settlers Camp – Trexler Scout Reservation Map
Fall Fellowship Weekend:  Camp Minsi Map

What to Bring / Packing List

  • Current BSA Health and Medical From (Parts A & B) (bring a copy, NOT original, to the event to turn in at Check-In):
    BSA Health and Medical Form Parts A & B
  • COVID Pre-Event form filled out and bring along to the event to turn in at Check-In:
    Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist
  • Face mask (qty. 3)
  • Medication (please notify us at Check-In of any medication)
  • Class “A” shirt and uniform (for Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday only)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth/tarp (used with your sleeping bag, this is different than the one for under your tent)
  • Personal tent (you may NOT tent with others due to COVID restrictions)
  • Rain gear or poncho
  • Work clothes & work gloves
  • Flash light or head lamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Water bottle
  • Chair / camp chair (something easy to carry)
  • Other normal personal gear and toiletries (general personal stuff that you would normally take weekend camping)
  • Do NOT bring any cooking gear (you will be eating in the Dining Hall)
  • All 18+ years old MUST have current Youth Protection Training


Cost for Weekend:  $60*
Price Includes:  Food (Saturday Breakfast to Sunday Breakfast) ($20), OA Ordeal Sash ($20), OA Handbook ($5), Lodge Flap ($5), 2021 OA Lodge Dues, welcome packet, and supplies ($10)
*Cost amount does not include any additional credit card, service, or processing fees

YOUTH New Arrowmen Induction Weekend Scholarship Application
– Youth Induction Candidates (under the age of 21) are eligible to apply for our Induction Candidates Scholarship, which will cover the cost of your OA Sash (making the cost for the weekend $40 instead of $60)
– Only those Scouts in financial need should apply
– This scholarship fund is made possible by donations from current OA Lodge members, limited scholarships will be awarded each year based on available funds.
– Deadline to submit applications for the Spring Fellowship Weekend is Friday, May 21, 2021
Deadline to submit applications for the Fall Fellowship Weekend is Friday, August 27, 2021
– To submit an application to be considered, visit:
Youth New Arrowmen Induction Candidates Scholarship Form

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    Map / Directions to Camp

    Spring Fellowship Weekends are at: Trexler Scout Reservation  (288 Camp Trexler Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058)

    Fall Fellowship Weekends are at: Camp Minsi  (106 Camp Minsi Road, Pocono Summit, PA 18346)